CSA FAQ

Do you have any questions? Just ask!

Here are some of the most common questions about our CSA program: 

General

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is an opportunity to support a local farm and incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet.

We still provided a full season of CSA produce in 2020. Currently there is no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted through food or food packaging. (Source: https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus (3/25/2020)) However, we are increasing our requirements of sanitizing equipment and tools, using personal protective equipment such as gloves, and we may use more bags in our packaging to protect your produce in transport. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy here.

A CSA share ensures you are getting fresh vegetables each week and removes the obstacles of choosing what to buy. A CSA share adds variety to your diet and makes cooking fun again! Our CSA program is a healthy way to incorporate new vegetables into your weekly meals.

While we are not 100% organic, we try to be as natural and sustainable as possible. Whenever possible, we incorporate as many earth-friendly techniques as possible to give back to the land each season.

Yes, payment plans are available for the CSA shares. Payment plans are divided into 4 monthly payments and will be available until April 1st, 2021.

CSA Pickup and Delivery

We have many public drop sites available and will work with you to relocate your share to whichever location is most convenient.

At this time, we do not offer any home delivery services. We are actively exploring this option and will provide updates if we decide to provide home delivery for the 2021 season.

We deliver to multiple sites around the metro. You can view all of our drop sites here.

Absolutely! We partner with many corporate locations throughout the Twin Cities. If you are interested in having your workplace or community be a drop site please contact us.

You may have a friend or family member pick up your share for you or we can deliver your share to a different location. Please sign into your portal to adjust your pickup location or contact us a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold or credit shares if you miss a pickup. All shares are delivered on Tuesdays.

All CSA shares are delivered on Tuesdays. 

About the CSA share

  • We grow over 50 crops on our farm. You can view a listing with expected harvest dates here. You will never see an entire box full of the same item. While we grow many familiar vegetables, we also try to incorporate different varieties, colors, and an occasional new item to expand your palate.

 

  • FAMILY SHARES will receive 7-10 items each week, while the MINI SHARES will receive 5-7 items each week. Find out more here.

Yes, you can split a share with anyone of your choosing. It is entirely your responsibility to split the share. Please realize that the contents in the box may not be equal for both parties.

At this time we are not able to customize shares.

We wish all produce could be grown exactly the same, but unfortunately produce sizes vary. We try to pack all boxes evenly.

Occasionally something gets missed. Please know that missing items are an accident. Just contact us, and we would be more than happy to get your item replaced.

Just let us know and we will be more than happy to take care of it for you. We will never send out subpar produce on purpose, but we are happy to replace something that is rotten on the inside.

At this time, we are not able to accept used CSA boxes due to health and packaging regulations. We encourage you to break them down and recycle them at home.

Yes! We send a newsletter on delivery day with details about each item in your share along with recipes and news from the farm.

A Family Share is $500 for 17 weeks, and a Mini Share is $400 for 17 weeks. 

CSA Schedule

We aim to begin the CSA season mid-June. All communication will be done via email, and you will receive a notification once we have determined the best start date. Please remember that harvest dates change every year and are almost always out of our control. The season lasts 17 weeks, ending around mid-October.

At Untiedt’s we grow for a variety of farmers and our diversified business model gives the flexibility needed to guarantee a full season of produce. In our ten CSA seasons, we have never missed a week.

The earlier you sign up the better! We sold out in 2020 and had to turn members away. By signing up early, you are helping the farm purchase necessary seeds and equipment for the next season.

A ‘Sneak Peek’ email is sent out on Saturday mornings. Please remember that some growing conditions are out of our control and the list on Saturday may slightly differ to the actual contents on Tuesdays.

Membership logistics

During COVID-19, all tours of the farm have been halted. Stay tuned for more details. In a non-COVID-19 world, we typically host farm tours throughout the month of July. At these tours, you are able to see one of our production areas to understand how we use high tunnel farming and enjoy a farm fresh meal.